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STRUCTURAL 
STEEL 



The J. E. Moss Iron Works 

Wheeling, W. Va. 



Copyrighted, 1924, Harper-Gutman Co., Wheeling 




It is with a feeling of pardonable pride that we present to 
our patrons and friends this brochure outlining the extent of 
the work we have performed, and the resources and facilities 
which we have for your use when required. 

Every member of this organization feels this just pride, 
and their desire to share it with you not only places the 
facilities at vour command, but invites vou to pay us a visit 
and meet those with whom you may come in contact per- 
sonally. 

While we are proud of the attainment we have achieved. 

are cognizant of the fact that it has been brought about, 

not only by our earnest endeavor to meet the building public's 

'.and. but in a very large measure by the loyalty of our 

patrons and friends whom we have striven faithfully to serve. 

The story embodied in this brochure, we hope will bring 
about a closer relationship between us. and the benefit derived 
therefrom will be commensurate in some degree with the 
pleasure we take in submitting it to you 




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FOREWORD 



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HIS BROCHURE is compiled to acquaint the build- 
ing public with those products of the J. E. Most 
Iron Works, of Wheeling, W f est Virginia, which 
enter into modern construction and fire-proofing. 



It graphically shows some examples of steel construction 
erectfed by our organization, and the types herein presented 
are selected to show the broad scope of our activities. 

To those familiar with the structural steel business and 
its attending problems, they will be convincing evidence of 
our ability to handle the heaviest and most difficult job in 
the field of steel construction. 

We will also try to convey a better knowledge of the 
many and varied uses to which structural steel is now put, 
the durability of this type of construction, its many advan- 
tages and economies. 



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BIRDS-EYE VIEW, WHEELING PLANT 



-THE J. E. MOSS IRON WORKS was founded in 1909 and 

incorporated in 1913. It, progress from us inception was 

rapid and in th, 116 i, absorbed The Architectural 

Iron 8 \\ ire Works of Wheeling, and agatn in February of 

- >t acquired the Riverside Bridge Company of Martins 

Ohio, who also had a modern and up-to-date plant 

this merging of resources and facilities making it one of the 

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Our combined plants cover twenty acres of ground. 

Our modern equipment and facilities permit us to execute 
large or small contracts both speedily and economically. 

Lack of space will not permit us to show pictorially the 
many contracts we have executed in the more recent years, 
and we have, therefore, selected types of structures that will 




GENERAL VIEW, RIVERSIDE PLANT. MARTINS EERRY. OHIO 



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PUNCHING AND HITTING DEPARTM M >I PLAN1 



embody approximate phase of bui , ( , 

erable port.on of tb.s count, ba and ( „ uh 

havc In bu a nf iti0n ! °f buildings aforementioned «r« 

hu.lt unit, for many unive, v „ lous t ,„ ,, 

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coal tipples and hoist-houses in both the Eastern and Central 
coal regions. We also fabricate steel barges and all steel gaso- 
line filling and pumping stations. 

Along with the fabrication of material classed as struc- 
tural steel, we manufacture and install all types of miscella- 
neous iron, ornamental iron, and bronze work required for the 




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Your Job in Our Plant 

T ET us follow a typical job through our organization. We 
-*-- ' learn that a building is to be erected, the plans for which 
have been prepared by an engineer or architect. In poses 
sion of this information, we request permission to submit an 




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mate of material required A copy of the plans and specifi- 
cations red and tur .: to our estimating depart- 
ment who figure the cost and tonr. 

This estimate is given to th department who estab- 

a personal contact with the purchaser and procure 
contract for the job. 

- ne con:: icpartment passes it 

on to the production department, w^o in turn issues the ne: 

nstructions to the designing department for the prepa- 
ration of the designs in : ~dard practice 
for the drafting depart r complete plans and details 
hkh to fabricate the steel, so that it may 
ut together without difficulty upon arrival at the job. 

ter the details ai tbey are submitted to the 

-hitect for his approval After this approval 
.ado for the material and actual 
jun in our shops. 

For most ore: -.bodying minimum weight 

standard section material in the large stocks 

carried in our yards, and foi obs. or work requiring 

unusual sections, v. rolling 

mills at our command and from whom we procure the ma 

nal in : led rollings. 

through the shops in a continuity of 
operation, beginning with ng-out or transferring of 

the punching of holes to permit of 
connections t boks: lhe assemblmg of van _ 

s units to form a completed member: the riveting of th 






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DETAILING DEPARTMENT, DRAFTING ROOM 



units to a point of necessary strength and safety; painting 
each member thoroughly to minimize its resistance to rust. 
Material is now ready for shipment, and upon loading into 
cars is conveyed to its destination. 



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Where specifications require, another coat o\ paint is given 
the steel after completely erected, so that any possible corrosion 
affecting the steel while in transit or erection can be overcome 
and eliminated. 



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Office, Hotel, Bank, 

Theatre Buildings, Etc. 

npHE past decade has brought forth a new type of American 
*- architecture in the tall building or sky-scraper 

This type of building is typically American, in that it 
was evolved to answer the question of shrinking ground space 




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and an ever increasing population. As the demand for m 
room became insistent and ground space was not available, the 
American engineer with his ingenuity arrived at the extremely 
simple solution of the difficulty, by building up. 

The towering sky-scraper of today would have been 
impossible without structural steel. 




MARNE HOTEL. AKRON, OHIO 



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HIGH POINT. N. C. 



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CITY HALL AND AUDITORIUM. HUNTINGTON. W. VA. 



As these great buildings go up, story by story, it is steel 
that is always in the vanguard of the operations; it is steel 
that must carry the tremendous load of the finished structure 

Without steel there could never have been the huge mar- 



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RENKERT 

BUILDING 

CANTON, OHIO 



of modern architecture, whose graceful spires seem to 
uds. 

The massive sturdiness, strength and durability have made 
this type of modern construction come into us own to stay 



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We have played an important part in the drama of modern 
construction and in the transitory state from the more lowly 
and modest type of structure into the modern building of 
innumerable stones. 



WHEELING STEEL 

CORPORATION BUILDING 

WHEELING. W. VA. 




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PYTHIAN TEMPLE AND OHK N HOTEI N OHIO 



II was our fortune to embark into the structural steel 
aess at just about the time the change was taking place. 
Naturally we grew with the industry, keeping pace and de- 
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We had no old fogy 
or preconceived ideas to 
cast loose from or 
throw aside, therefore, 
built up a business to 
take care of modern 
construction and many 
of the finest and largest 
buildings in the country 
have been fabricated by 
our plants. 

In buildings designed 
for business, schools, 
institutions, hotels, ga- 
rages, theaters, manu- 
facturing or warehouses. 
etc.. the trend during 
the past few years has 
been to build with ma- 
terial that would offer 
the maximum amount 
of resistance to the 
menace of fire 




McLURE HOTEL ANNEX. WHEELING. W. VA. 



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We take excusable pride in the hundreds of buildings of 
his character for which we have furnished structural steel 

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We were <>ru" oi the earliest lahru n 
gteel j( m'.i s and sl ud se< ' ion in floor ind partii 

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have had our careful study; in fact, we have really been 
pioneers in this class of construction. 

This type of building, for every sort of use and occupancy 
is the accepted standard of sound construction, offering, as it 



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WEST VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL. CHARLESTON. \V. VA. 



does, the greater amount of safety from fire, as well as adapts 
itself admirably to any use desired and solves the problem that 
is uppermost in the minds of architect, owner, builder and 
tenant. 



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npHIS illustration shows the building of the Buffalo General 

Electric Company at Buffalo \ Y The rear portion is 

lint -iron shape, four stories high. The front portion 

s a TXrN n 61 f«l across, running fourteen stories, or 

feel high. From the offset at the fourteenth story to the 

! the tower is 1 19 feet, making the total height 302 feet. 



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Industrial Buildings 

\T7L HA\ roted manv years of painstaking effort 

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Industrial plants, factories, machine shops, general ware- 
houses, commissaries, bunk houses, mess halls, automobile 
factories, garages, filling stations, railroad stations, section 
houses, express depots, terminal warehousing freight sheds. 




ACID BUILDING. UNITED ZINC SMELTING CORP.. MOUNDSVILLE. W. VA. 



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KILN BUILDL- i | ED ZINC SMELTING CORPORATION, 

MOUNDSVILLE, W. VA. 



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COLUMBIA TIRE AND RUBBER CO.. MANSFIELD, OHIO 



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DENING PLANT. TIMKEN ROLLER BEARING COMPA1 



power houses, pump houses, boiler houses, foundries, laun- 
dries, bakeries, voting booths, gymnasiums, cement and lime 
storage, field offices, steel plants, stables, contractors storage 
grain elevators, locomotive sheds, engine houses, acid buddings 



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zation — under one head-— with complete facilities and especially 
skilled and trained field forces to design and erect the most 
highly approved type of industrial buildings. 

Factories and business outgrow buildings and equipment: 



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there is an ever pressing demand for more floor space. It is 
right here that our engineers enter into the problem. From 
the earliest rough sketch and estimate, to the owner's final okeh 
on the complete job, they stand ready to act as your personal 




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GLASS BOTTLE PLANT, NUEVA IABRICA DH WW I O, HAVANA, CI 1U 



advisors and helpers. They cooperate intelligently with archi- 
tects, contractors, and building owners, so as to avoid tedious 
delays, misunderstandings, discussions and increased costs. 
They know the full value of time to a business man who is 



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frantically trying to add to his floor space in order to keep 
step with an increasing volume of business. They plan and 
expedite their work in such a way as to place, in any given 
location in a remarkably short space of time, a permanent build- 




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GLASS COMPANY 

WASHINGTON. PA. 



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at any subsequent date with one hundred percent salvage and 
re-erected on another site at a nominal cost. 

We design and fabricate buildings just exactly to meet the 
owner's ideas, with a reasonable first cost, very low up-keep, 
infrequent repairs and lifetime service. 







ROLLING MILL BUILDING, PORTSMOUTH STEEL CO., PORTSMOUTH, OHIO 



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Steel construction in this class of building is ideal. Not 
only for its durability, but also for the ease with which other 
units may be added, or additions or alterations made. 

Our experience is at your service. 



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Bar Joists 



TTJ AR JOISTS are the latest development in economical firesafe 
LJ floor construction in that they embody lightnCM ol dead 
load with an adaptability uncommon in other similar 
types, such as making it unnecessary to cut into specified lengths 
ease of erection and a proper provision for the installation ol 
conduits for electric wiring, pipes tor steam fitting and plumb 
ing. In conjunction with a structural steel frame, as shown in 
accompanying illustrations, permanence of unusual natur 
obtained. This has been convincingly tailed to our attention 




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EAGLES HOME, LORAIN, OHIO 



in the unfortunate disaster at Lorain. Ohio on June 28th, 

24. where one of the two buildings left intact along an 

■ tire m.le of main thoroughfare is the Eagles' Home, which 

s a steel frame with bar joist floors, and completed ,ust about 

six weeks prior to the disaster. 

We heartily recommend to the building public this com- 
bination of materials productive of such results, and will be 
pleased to furnish, upon request, data and design to meet any 
particular need. 




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Coal Tipples, Coal and 

Rock Conveyor Buildings 




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UR experience in designing and erecting steel frame mine 
structures has been varied and extensive. 



Situated as we are, in a very heart of the great coal fields 
of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, we have been able 
to keep in close touch with all the developments and changes 
in the requirements of this industry. 




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HEAD HOUSE. BRIDGE AND SCREEN HOUSE OF THE NELSON FUEL 

LESLIE, \V. VA. 



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THE M. A. HANNA COMPANY TIPPLE. CAMPBELL STATION. PA. 



We have designed and constructed every type of building 
1 he coal industry has demanded, and our engineers have been 
able to solve, many problems that confronted mine operators, 
which at first, seemed .ncapable of solution. Steel has almost 
entirely replaced all other materials in the erection of mine 
tipples and kindred structures. 



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It almost totally eliminates the danger of destruction by 
fire, and is better adapted for carrying the heavy loads such 
structures are required to support. 

Head frames, runways, screen houses, loading tipples and 
other buildings in the industry are being built today of steel 
throughout. The locations and contour of the land upon 




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which these structures must sometimes be erected, have in times 
past presented difficulties. The use of steel has overcome these 
problems, for its adaptability to any and all conditions, makes 
the matter of erecting any specified structure, on any location, 
a mere matter of routine detail. Where extreme height plus 
unusual rigidity, as in a loading tipple, is necessary, there is no 
other form of construction that can equal steel. This fact 
holds true with all other structures the industry requires 




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Our experience gained by solv- 
ing many of the difficult problems 
has equipped us to give the benefit 
of our knowledge to prospective 
builders. Replacing obsolete wood- 
en structures with modern steel 
construction, without shutting 
down the production, has been but 
one of the many intricate prob- 
lems it has been our privilege to 
solve. 

The men in this department 
have had an extensive experience 
and the cooperation of many of 
the country's best mining engin- 
eers. 

Let us help solve your prob- 
lems. 




PICKANDS-MATHERS COAL CO.. 
TIPPLE, GREENE CO., PA. 




COAL PULVERIZING PLANT. 

MONONGAHELA IRON 8 STEEL CO. 

PADEN CITY. W. YA. 



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Ornamental Iron and 
Bronze Work 



T ENDING the crowning touch to the supremacy of the 
«■— ' builder's art, the graceful lines of ornamental iron and 
bronze, add a symmetry and beauty to the finished struc- 
ture, which might otherwise seem austere and grim. 







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Included in this type of work are railings, stairs, balconies, 
marquises, elevator inclosures, fire escapes, metal doors, win- 
dows, etc. 




BALCONIES AND RAILINGS, JOHN O. SCHENK RESIDENCE, WHEELING. W. VA. 



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All Steel Pumping and 
Filling Stations 



^T^HE enormous production of automotive transportation has 
^ necessitated the selling of gasoline at strategic points in 
iil quantities thereby bringing into use places of busi- 
known as '( iasoline Stations" 

The a\ tation is built with a view only of making 

an attractive appearance without regard to the accompanying 
er of fire, due to the combustible liquid sold. It, there- 
Line the idea of this company to produce a station 
that would not onlv prove attractive, hut would practically 
eliminate the danger ol fire This was obtained by producing 
m its entirety a gasoline station from steel In fact, so suc- 
ll has the experiment been, that not one piece ol wood is 
include! in the construction of one of these stations, and the 
rapid sale lor this type of station has justified the expense of 
the experiment. '1 his has also been brought about at no addi- 
tional cost to the purchaser, and it is being offered to prosp. 
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Complete information, with the total cost, can be obtained, 
if desired. Stations are carried in stock, and shipment can be 
made within four or five days after receipt o( order. 




ROXANA PETROLEUM CORPORATION PUMPING AND FILLING STATION, 

PEORIA. ILL. 



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Steel Grandstands 



STRENGTH is one of the prime requisites in this type of 
structure. Our engineers are also alert to the fact that 
ease of entrance and egress are also great factors. 

We have built all steel grandstands in such a way that not 
only are they capable of sustaining great weight and vibration, 
but we have built into them our modern ideas of greater seat- 
ing capacity, wide aisles and unobstructed view. 

Steel structures of this type prove more attractive as well 
as most durable. 




GRANDSTAND BHLLAIRE ATHLETIC ASSOCIA'I 
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Steel Ships and Barges 

EACH year sees greater usage ol the steel barge on the watei 
ways of America, and deservedly IO, tor the steel bai 
has proven one o\ the most advantageous uses to which 
steel has been adapted 

Its durability, its trussed rigidity, its rugged strength and 
improved appearance coupled with a greater carrying capacity 
and a lowered water resistance have brought the steel I 
the serious consideration ot executives 

We have designed and supplied a goodly number of these 
carriers, one of which has been named in honor of our Riverside 
plant. 

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Brid 



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W/^ Hj ^^ executed orders for bridge work for nearly all 
W t he principal railroads of the United States. We have 
also built viaducts, city and highway bridges in all parts 
of the country 



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THROUGH RIVETED TRUSS, 140 FT. SPAN. FOR PROCTOR w GAMB1 

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OUBLE TRACK PLiS GE, IOO FT. SPAN. DAYTON. LEBAN 

AND r; DAYTON. OHIO 



There is. perhaps, no branch of the steel fabricating indus- 
that requires more engineering ingenuitv and knowledge 
than does work of this nature. Our engineers have conquered 
some of the most difficult problems to be found in the category 
of bridge construction: and not only solved them, but in m: 
cases, maintained traffic over the old structure while the new one 
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ELECTRIC RAILWAY AND VIADUCT OVER WEST FORK 

RIVER NEAR CLARKSBURG. W. VA. 



1 he above view shows the electric railway and highway 
viaduct erected over West Fork River, near Clarksburg. W. Va. 
I he work was done for the Monongahela Valley Traction 8 
Electric Company, and Harrison County. This bridge is of 
the combined electric railway and highway type It is 585 
feet long and weighed 450 tons. During its erection roadway 
traffic was maintained on the old bridge underneath until the 
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NEW RIVER BRIDGE. NEW RIVER. TENNESSEE 






This bridge was erected by us for the Cincinnati Southern 
Railway, at New River. Tennessee. It is 1.310 feet long and 
contains 2.500 tons. Traffic was maintained during the entire 
time of erection. 



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Sales Offices 



526 Union Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 

403 Frisco Building, St, Louis, Mo. 

701 Virginian Land Bank Building. Charleston, W. Vi 

710 Union Trust Building. Cincinnati. Ohio. 

809 Keystone Building, Pittsburg. Pa. 



Strategically situated so as to serve your particular locality. 



Inquiries can be directed to main office, or nearest sales 
office, and will receive prompt attention. 



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